On December 20, 1979 I kissed my wife and two little daughters goodbye and walked across my newly frozen lawn to climb into my burgundy colored Dodge dart. Little did I know those would be the last few steps I would ever take. Two hours later my car was crushed by a tire that broke […]
I recently attended an all-day seminar on the opiate addiction epidemic. It turns out a major contributor to the origins of this epidemic was big Pharma. You see, they manufactured the drug that worked beautifully with acute pain. And then there were the addiction side effects they failed to mention when they marketed this drug […]
FamilyAffaires.com Contributor Dr. Dan Gottlieb, explains what he believes this election was all about, pain and suffering. He also discusses how many people are mourning the outcome of the election. As Americans most of us are not used to mourning an election. We may have mourned deaths, relationships and shattered dreams. Read Dr. Dan’s blog […]
This election is the voice of human suffering. The anger on one side is a byproduct of a large group of people who feel unheard, unnoticed and uncared-about. People who suffer and feel alienated, angry and helpless. The righteous indignation on the other side is born of fear. And now those who have lost have […]
In response to a previous post on the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation webpage, a woman felt grateful for what she received from my words. She implied that she is living with pretty severe chronic pain and was looking for a way to live with it. She felt my previous post was very helpful. Here […]
Pain demands attention. And the more severe the pain, the more attention it demands. Over the last couple of months, I have developed severe muscular and neurological paint in my neck and shoulders. It feels like a hot piece of steel going through my shoulders and neck. Recently, I went on my annual silent meditation […]
Last night we went out to dinner with another couple. Upon arriving at the restaurant, I looked down at my light colored pants and saw that my catheter leaked. Again. And because I was wearing light colored pants, it was pretty visible. But not only was I sitting in urine (granted, I couldn’t feel it […]
So here I am on the cusp of my 7th decade on this planet. 70 years on this earth, with this body. This body that has experienced assault from schoolmates, sports injuries and 3 major concussions. This body that has experienced sexual abuse from a man he trusted and idolized when he was 12 years […]
On June 8, the Council for Relationships presents the first Dr. Emily Hartshorne Mudd Award to Dr. Dan Gottlieb. The Dr. Emily Hartshorne Mudd Award is given to an individual whose contributions toward improving family life in our region are unprecedented. Please join us on Wednesday June 8, 2016 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at WHYY’s studios, as we celebrate Dr. Dan.
Dan was interviewed by Stephanie Farr for Philly.com March 28. You can read the article here.